Peers in Action
Partnerships in wellness and recovery, built upon shared human experience, create empathy and trust that in turn, build the foundation for ongoing therapeutic work and growth agency-wide. FHR actively engages in the recruiting and hiring of persons with lived experience who have maintained stable recovery at many of FHR's programs. Get involved! The roles listed below fall under the Department of Health and Wellness and the Office of Peer Recovery Services. Find out which role is best for you:
Peer Program Helper
A Peer Program Helper is a person with lived experience who is hired by FHR to perform a specific task or function within an existing contracted program. Various Peer Program Helper roles include office receptionists, drivers, and transportation navigators. Transportation navigators help peers learn bus routes and other forms of public transportation within the local area.
Peer Wellness Coach
A Peer Wellness Coach is a person with lived experience who is hired by FHR to assist their peers in improving their overall well-being, physical, and mental health. FHR has hired its first Peer Wellness Coach at FHR Rhode Island, where a training program is provided by the state. Peer Wellness Coaches encourage healthy eating, proper rest, exercise, and emotional and/or spiritual growth.